Checklist for Departing Researchers - Overall Coordination

The Department Head should schedule an appointment with the departing faculty member at least four weeks prior to separation. The Department Head should coordinate with various offices to ensure that the issues identified on the checklist have been addressed prior to the faculty member’s departure. All of the faculty member’s accounts should be closed out prior to his or her departure. (As a rule, balances remaining in General Funds, gift accounts, MGR accounts, RIF accounts, and other unrestricted accounts remain at Penn State when a researcher departs.) The Associate Dean for Research also can serve as a resource to help complete these items. The Associate Dean for Research and the college research office should be informed of the faculty member’s departure at least four weeks in advance.

At the College of Medicine, the departing faculty member should contact the Research Quality Assurance Office to schedule an appointment at least four weeks prior to separation.